The mission of Lifespan Community Health Services is to develop, implement and evaluate initiatives to improve the health status of the people in Rhode Island and southern New England. We strive to do this through coordination of health education and prevention programs and services within Lifespan and its partners and with other community health providers.
Meaningful improvement of community health status occurs in neighborhoods, as well as in hospitals, through a variety of outreach efforts to protect and promote the health of all members of our communities. It is these efforts, with particular emphasis on the needs of low-income communities and families, that are developed and administered by Lifespan Community Health Services.
In addition to activities directly provided through Lifespan Community Health Services, the system and its partners collaborate with other community groups on numerous programs and partnerships designed to keep people healthy and out of the hospital. Many of these programs are broad in scope, benefiting people from all walks of life with a wide range of health information and service needs. Others are designed specifically to meet the needs of certain populations. Some of these special populations include children and at-risk teens, people with HIV and AIDS, the elderly, people with substance abuse problems, and people coping with chronic illness or end-of-life issues.